How to Install MySQL 5.7 on Amazon Linux

Amazon Linux 2 come with MariaDB by default. To install MySQL 5.7, install repository with

sudo rpm -Uvh

Install MySQL 5.7 with

sudo yum install mysql-community-server

Set MySQL to start on boot

sudo systemctl enable mysqld

Start MySQL server

sudo systemctl start mysqld

By default MySQL 5.7 installation generate a temporary password. To find the password, run

sudo grep "password" /var/log/mysqld.log

To set password and secure the installation, run

sudo mysql_secure_installation

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